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We make the road by walking : a year-long quest for spiritual formation, reorientation, and activation

Author: Brian D McLaren
Publisher: New York : Jericho Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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These "fifty-two (plus a few) weekly readings can each be read aloud in 10-12 minutes, and offer a simple curriculum of insightful reflections and transformative practices. Organized around the traditional church year, these readings give an overview of the whole Bible and guide an individual or a group of friends through a year of rich study, interactive learning, and personal growth"--Dust jacket flap.
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Genre/Form: Meditations
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian D McLaren
ISBN: 9781455514007 1455514004
OCLC Number: 872136464
Description: xxii, 281 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Seeking aliveness --
Part I. Alive in the story of creation. Awe and wonder ; Being human ; A world of meaning ; The drama of desire ; In over our heads ; Plotting goodness ; It's not too late ; Rivalry or reconciliation? ; Freedom! ; Getting slavery out of the people ; From ugliness, a beauty emerges ; Stories that shape us ; The great conversation --
Part II. Alive in the adventure of Jesus. Promised land, promised time ; Women on the edge ; Keep Herod in Christmas ; Surprising people ; The light has come (Christmas Eve) ; Sharing gifts (Sunday on or after Christmas Day) ; Jesus coming of age ; Join the adventure! ; Significant and wonderful ; Jesus the teacher ; Jesus and the multitudes ; Jesus and hell ; Jesus, violence, and power ; Making it real --
Part III. Alive in a global uprising. A new identity ; A new path to aliveness ; Your secret life; Why we worry, why we judge ; The choice is yours ; Peace march (Palm Sunday) ; A table. A basin. Some food. Some friends. (Holy Thursday) ; Everything must change (Good Friday) ; Doubt. Darkness. Despair. (Holy Saturday) ; The uprising begins (Easter Sunday) ; The uprising of fellowship ; The uprising of discipleship ; The uprising of worship ; The uprising of partnership ; The uprising of stewardship ; Whatever the hardship, keep rising up! --
Part IV. Alive in the Spirit of God. The spirit is moving! (Pentecost Sunday) ; Moving with the spirit ; Spirit of love : loving God ; Spirit of love : loving neighbor ; Spirit of love : loving self ; Spirit of unity and diversity ; Spirit of service ; The spirit conspiracy ; Spirit of power ; Spirit of holiness ; Spirit of life ; Spirit of hope ; God in the end --
Appendix I. Liturgical resources --
Appendix II. Five guidelines for learning circles.
Responsibility: Brian D. McLaren.

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These "fifty-two (plus a few) weekly readings can each be read aloud in 10-12 minutes, and offer a simple curriculum of insightful reflections and transformative practices. Organized around the traditional church year, these readings give an overview of the whole Bible and guide an individual or a group of friends through a year of rich study, interactive learning, and personal growth"--Dust jacket flap.

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